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August 09, 2023 CHAIR CHAT

Episode 50: Wendy Greene

This week's Chair Chat features a discussion with a legal architect of the federal CROWN Act Wendy Greene about the Free the Hair movement and the Crown Act. Watch the full chat below!

This Bar year, Section Chair Juan R. Thomas will host esteemed guests and colleagues for a weekly Chair Chat. This platform is designed to bring together legal scholars, advocates, thought leaders and activists committed to fighting for social justice, protecting our democracy, and upholding the rule of law, and to share strategies for tackling the existing and emerging civil rights issues facing our country. 

Guest Speaker

  • Wendy Greene – Legal Architect of the Federal CROWN Act; Professor of Law and Director, Center for Policy, Law & Social Action at  Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law; Co-Chair, African American Affairs Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice


  • Juan R. Thomas, Chair, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Of Counsel, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.


The Official CROWN Act

CROWN Act: Does Your State Prohibit Hair Discrimination?

The CROWN Act & transforming the rules of professionalism around Black hair | Thomson Reuters

The House passes the anti-bias CROWN Act

Artist Charisse Gordon based in Jackson, MS

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